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I Don’t Know by Bram Bogart

Dutch-born artist Bram Bogart transforms paints into physical matters, giving to sculptural properties. Volumetric brush strokes seem to obtain the roles and independency on a large scale.

Interestingly, the artist fulfills abstraction with expressive features. “I Don’t Know” is an example of the paintings heavily ladened with paint, that the artist worked on in the second part of his career. In particular, from 1950s he concentrated on impasto technique. This original and recognizable style is the result of changes from figuration to cubist geometric abstraction and, finally, gestural abstraction. From the accent on the act of creation he switched to thick layers of boldly applied and colorful brush strokes. Especially, the artist explored the correlation of structure and negative space.

Gradually, Bram Bogart more and more focused on material features of the artworks. As he described with regards to representation of Belgium at the 1970 Venice Biennale: “extending the material over the borders of the painting to give a certain looseness or broad outline”.

“I Don’t Know” contains hardened paints packed together that form a field of color progressions.

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Besides, check the blog about our abstract collection. For instance, Israeli artist Amit Cabessa, that we offer, wrote “by realizing a defined form I feel myself released from one identity to another, external, object, and from there into nothingness, into a void, into everything.”

Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. With over 20 years of experience, we strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes on artists from the early period of the 1920’s. We have a large variety of original works and lithographs by leading Jewish, Israeli, and international artists. In addition, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.

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